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Wolfenstein: The New Order Fired into Next Year

Posted by Sammy Barker

Back in the barrel

Wolfenstein: The New Order, the brash first-person reboot by MachineGames, has been delayed until 2014, Bethesda executive Pete Hines has told Polygon. The title had previously targeted a release on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 this year, but the developer is supposedly struggling with cross-generation development.

“Working on next-gen and current gen definitely has an impact, you’re developing for two different things,” he told the site. “But the most important thing was definitely just looking where it was at, [and] what they needed to polish.” The spokesperson added that because the game is incorporating more than just shooting – driving, narrative, and stealth – it’s imperative that the whole package is stellar.

“Each [element] has to be excellent,” he continued. “It’s not just like we’re making a shooter, where if the shooting is good, then all 16 hours of the game will be good because that’s all we’re doing. MachineGames has been working on this game for a while. You don’t want to waste all of that time and effort for the sake of a couple of months.”

It’s obviously disappointing news, but we totally respect Bethesda’s stance, and admire the publisher for giving the developer time to polish the title. We actually played a chunk of Wolfenstein: The New Order recently, and reckon that it’s shaping up pretty nicely. Read our impressions on the release through here.


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User Comments (4)



get2sammyb said:

Disappointing, but there are so many games coming out this year, it's probably for the best.



hYdeks said:

@get2sammyb agreed, there's already of great games coming, this one might benefit from not being released this year.



MadchesterManc said:

Looks like 2014 is shaping up to be another good year. With this being delayed it adds another game to the roster for next year that interests me. A game your looking forward to that gets delayed can still hurt though (Im looking at you Earth Defense Force 2025!)



odd69 said:

yea my gaming calendar is full so i will actually have time for this when it does get released. i have a backlog from hell im not sure if i will ever catch up after being a plus member i spend alot of money on psn. Bring it to the ps4 bethesda its the only solution, why make it for 2 sony platforms anyway?

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